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Poster: Tyler Date: Feb 2, 2009 8:06pm
Forum: etree Subject: "Dewey Music" -- a fresh take on the LMA library ...

from his site:

"This site is a new interface for's Live Music Archive.

I wanted to listen to the music on the Live Music Archive because it is awesome and public domain, but if you've ever tried to actually do that, you'll know it's a major pain. I wrote a Perl script to crawl through the Live Music Archive and make an XML file of all the streamable songs, and now I'm putting the information from the XML file into MySQL databases to populate this interface. I'm also tweaking the interface to make it look nice and neat. Dewey is named after the Dewey Decimal System because it organizes the Live Music Archive library in the same way that the Dewey Decimal System does. I understand that sifting through that many artists is a bit daunting if you don't know what you're looking for. I've added Genre tags that are pulled from to help you find your style, and a search function to help you find exactly what you want. While I look into better options, and as the database grows, let me suggest that you use the "Concerts From Today" tab to narrow down your listening possibilities while browsing. I hope to be adding rating, tagging and commenting functionality soon."

Interesting to see what people do with the metadata!